The Role Of George Wilson In The Great Gatsby

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As a result of heartache and revenge due to Myrtle’s death, George Wilson is lead to killing Jay Gatsby. However, George happens to be oblivious to the affair between Tom and Myrtle. When George eventually discovers the love affair, he locked Myrtle inside of his office due to her sinful actions. Out of anger for her unfaithfulness to him, George yells at Myrtle, which causes her to run out into the street when she notices Tom’s vehicle driving towards the auto shop. “I took her to the window and I said ‘God knows what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You may fool me, but you can’t fool God’” (Fitzgerald 159). Despite Myrtle’s betrayal towards George, he felt vengeful as a result of her death and was determined to kill her murderer.
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